8. Know the Financials – Business Management
The final ambition of every individual is to become their own boss, that is, to have their own business.
This can only be possible when the individual knows the ins and outs of the financials related to their profession and how to build a related business.
This can be done by interacting with the financial department or having a course on business development or business management.
For example, you may keep a good rapport with the individuals who work on the financial part of the company and learn from
them. Once you know the financials that goes into the business, you are in a better position to launch your own enterprise when the time is right.
Remember the road map analogy when penning your own career goals. You can plan a year ahead, or think even further into the future. The website Next Chapter New Life suggests setting goals with two- to three-year time lines. Perhaps you can make your yearly goals part of your longer-term plan. The following are examples of solid, actionable goal statements: "I want to generate 10 percent more revenue in my small business within the next six months by attracting more customers. I'll do it by producing an email newsletter, establishing a social media presence and running ads on the radio. The radio ads should cost me about $500. To reach my goal, I need to spend five extra hours per week for the next three months working on advertising pieces." If you're making a career change goal: "I want to move from a career in marketing to a job in sales within the next year. I'll attend networking events, meet with sales managers within the next month to ask about internal opportunities and spend four hours a week preparing resumes and applying to external positions."